Nadia Bakhurji is the owner and the President of Nadia Bakhurji Architectural & Interior Design Consultants Firm (NBA) based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She holds a Bachelor Degree (BSC) from King Faisal University from the College of Architecture and Planning (1989)
Nadia started her Architectural and Interior Design career in 1989 with the establishment of Riwaq of the Kingdom Est. (ROK) offering architectural and interior design consultancy services for Residential and Commercial projects.
In 1996 Nadia formed a partnership with HRH Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz thus expanding ROK capabilities and services to serve the hospitality, medical, education and corporate sectors. ROK became known nationally and internationally for high quality and highly creative work both within the architectural and interior design fields winning several design competitions for various projects in KSA.
In Addition to founding ROK and NBA, Nadia has a remarkable track record in Philanthropy and Education as well as a Lecturer & Public Speaker in various Saudi universities and International conferences. She has become a major pioneer for the advancement of women in education, in the engineering sector and in the business sphere. Nadia has also contributed to media and Social & Public Life. She was the first Saudi woman to win a seat on the Board of the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) in 2006 and won a consecutive seat in 2009. Nadia also chaired the Women Engineers Committee from 2007 till 2012. She also became a member of the Consulting Offices Committee which was established under the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and (2010) Nadia was also a founding board member of the AIWF Arab Women’s International Forum from 2000 to 2012. She is currently a board member of the Arab Women Engineers Committee.
Nadia has formed International Joint Ventures with HKS from the United States, Expanish from Spain, and Vahanen from Finland. Nadia was awarded A Chevening Fellowship from University College (London-2006), and awarded the Arab Women’s Excellence Award for Excellence in Architecture and serving the engineering sector (Dubai-2012). In London 2014, Arch. Nadia won the International Quality Crown Award for achieving a high standard in professional practices within the organization of NBA.